RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 52203418 LA English T1 George Gordon Meade and the War in the East A1 Rafuse, Ethan Sepp,, PB McWhiney Foundation Press PP Abilene, Tex YR 2003 SN 1893114368 9781893114364 1893114376 9781893114371 AB "Even though he defeated Robert E. Lee in the Civil War's greatest battle, George Gordon Meade has never enjoyed a prominent place in the pantheon of Union war heroes." "In this, the first book-length study of the general to appear in a generation, Ethan S. Rafuse challenges the notion that Meade was simply the last in a long line of failed Union commanders in the East." "Instead, George Gordon Meade and the War in the East offers a balanced, informative, and complete, yet concise, reconsideration of the general's life and career." "This study will appeal to anyone with an interest in Meade and the politics of command in the Civil War, and encourage reconsideration of traditional interpretations of the Union war effort in the East."--Jacket.